We Singaporeans pride ourselves on having a plethora of different Asian delights to chose from due to our multiracial, multicultural country. With so many different races in Singapore, our food options are incredibly diverse, and sometimes we tend to forget about the less popular local dishes.
One underrated dish in Singapore would have to be the classic Malay noodle dish, mee rebus. Despite all Singaporeans having heard of it, we don’t really see many people eating it as compared to its other more popular Malay food counterparts such as nasi lemak.
Don’t worry though, we’ve got you covered. We have here, a list of 8 great places that sell pretty solid, mouth-watering mee rebus that will have you perked up and ready to take on the day.
SELAMAT DATANG WARONG PAK SAPARI
You know your food is great when you’ve been invited to set up a stall overseas for a pretty popular event. Selamat Datang Warong Pak Sapari was asked to take part in Singapore Day 2017 in Melbourne. There has to be something in that Mee Rebus that makes people overseas crave it so badly to the point where they have to have it flown over for them.
The secret to Selamat Datang Warong Pak Sapari’s nostalgic dish is their thick, rich gravy. This concentrated concoction is cooked low-and-slow using a mixture of soybean, mutton, as well as rempah (spice paste), giving it its incredible, savoury-sweet flavours that hit you from the very first mouthful.
2 Adam Road
#01-09 Adam Road Food Centre,
Mon to Tue: 8am – 10pm
Thu to Sun: 9am – 10pm
(Closed on Wednesdays)
Nearest Station: Botanic Gardens
P&Z EATING HOUSE
This place makes the bold claim of saying that they have the “Best Mee Rebus in Singapore”, but while they are considerably much better than most, we probably would not consider them the best.
They serve a really generous portion of mee rebus, with noodles that are cooked to perfection and aren’t soggy. The gravy is incredibly tasty, thick and full-bodied and the addition of calamansi juice over top truly did wonders to bring it all together nicely.
135 Geylang Road
Tel: +65 6741 1294
Daily: 7am –5pm
Nearest Station: Kallang
YUNOS N FAMILY
Having been in operation for 38 years now selling mee rebus, you just know that these folks know what they’re doing. Being one of the first few mee rebus sellers to set up shop in Ang Mo Kio, this humble stall has a massive pool of regulars that return constantly for bucket-loads of the stuff.
Each bowl is well garnished with a hard boiled egg, dried shrimps, tau kwa (fried tofu), chopped chilis, and a slice of calamansi for some extra zest. These goodies, as well as their delicious, springy yellow noodles, are thickly coated with their aromatic, rich gravy. We love how smooth and flavourful their gravy is, and we immediately felt very hungry after just taking in a small whiff of that aromatic concoction!
RAHIM MUSLIM FOOD
Rahim’s Muslim Food has been around since 1960, and their award-winning mee rebus is the store’s speciality. Having appeared on several prestigious food channels, you just know that they must be doing something right.
Rahim Muslim Food’s Mee Rebus certainly lives up to its reputation by delivering us some of the most fragrant, mouth-watering Mee Rebus we could find in Singapore. The secret to their award-winning dish is the generous ladle full of satay sauce that is poured on top of the piping hot noodles.
Blk 721 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 Coffeeshop
Tel: +65 97867362
Daily: 11.30am – 8pm
(Closed every alternate Sunday)
Nearest Station: Ang Mo Kio
Lina set up this cafe to provide a safe space for families with autistic children, as well as great, to sell comforting grub to fuel the soul. She serves a variety of classic Muslim dishes here, with one of the more popular ones being mee rebus.
Her mee rebus was aromatic, with thick, smooth gravy that coated the noodles and ingredients well. Each dish comes with, as usual, a hard-boiled egg, tau kwa, a zesty lime, and tau gay. What makes her a little more special than other mee rebus places is that she adds on a bergedil (deep fried potato patty) into hers. It does a good job of soaking up lots of the gravy, creating a party in your mouth.
7 Jalan Pisang
Tel: +65 94560992
Mon: 10am – 7pm
Tue – Sat: 11am – 8pm
(Closed on Sundays)
Nearest Station: Jalan Besar / Bugis
One of the first few names that come to mind when Mee Rebus is mentioned is Inspirasi. For just S$2.50 a bowl, you get a generous amount of piping hot Mee Rebus that is coated in thick, smooth, flavourful gravy.
Here, the gravy does not turn watery as the meal progresses, which we feel is a very important quality for a bowl of mee rebus. We love to throw in a bergedil on top of that and let it soak in the thick, rich gravy. And for those of you who are up for a challenge and want some extra spice to go with your bowl of mee rebus, you can always dig into their huge container of signature chilli-vinegar sauce and plop that right on top of your mee rebus.
Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre
Blk 208B New Upper Changi Road #01-11
Mon to Sat 11.30am – 9.30am
(Closed on Sundays)
Nearest Station: Bedok
For just S$2.50, you can get yourself a bowl of savoury, delicious Mee Rebus at Shi Xian. If you are feeling a bit more peckish, you can always opt for their S$3 bowl instead.
The creamy, thick gravy mixed well with the springy yellow noodles, and we like always, added some zest to our mee rebus by squeezing in a lime. When well mixed together, it created a sweet and savoury concoction that left us wanting more. Shi Xian also makes their own chilli in-house that is just the bomb. It complements the Mee Rebus incredibly well, as well as gives the dish a nice fiery kick.
Blk 409 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, #01-24
Ang Mo Kio Market and Food Centre
Wed to Sun: 7am – 1230pm
(Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)
Nearest Station: Ang Mo Kio
MAKAN FOOD STALL
Tucked away in Upper Thomson is Sembawang Hill Hawker Centre. Here, we can find a plethora of stalls selling amazing food, but we are here just for the mee rebus at Makan Food Stall.
At just S$3, you can get yourself a generous bowl of aromatic, springy yellow noodles coated in the thick, smooth mee rebus gravy. The mee rebus here is not very spicy, so people who can’t take the heat can enjoy this dish as well. To add some extra flavour, they squirt on some dark sauce into the gravy, giving the dish an added sweetness which we really enjoyed.
#01-17 Sembawang Hill Food Centre
590 Upper Thomson Road
Daily: 6.30am – 7pm
Nearest Station: Yio Chu Kang / Ang Mo Kio